Iron within, Iron without! Brothers, for Perturabo and the Dark Gods!
Hello and welcome to my official second thread on this website! Some might argue that I should have added the Iron Warriors to my other thread, but as I consider them separate armies, I won't. So now, let's start with the boring text first. I began collecting back in 2000 during 3rd Ed, mostly nothing big. I used to actually play with my modesl, so I bought that which I thought looked cool. My first 2 really serious armies I collected was Tau (which I sold last year, still got some models left because they are too special for me) and Imperial Guard (mostly Steel Legion but as I only has a few models left from that era), some Lord of the Rings elements (oh what the hell was I thinking?) and Tyranids (which I've sold half of my models and is thinking about selling the rest).
Then we're up in present time where I started collecting Imperial Guard (again) Cadians back in 2008 but this time more seriously. I have around 4 fully fledged plaatoons, 5 tanks (only 3 is completely done, 1 is 90% and the last I haven't begun on yet) and Chaos Space Marines Emperors Children the year after, mostly after readin Horus Heresy: Fulgrim, which to this day is still my favorite. A link to that army can be found in my signature. During 2010 I wet through some rough time with my parents divorce and I had to move in with my dad, moving out of the suburbs to the big city. So a lot of space was lost so I had to sell old stuff I didn't collect anymore. LotR, Fantasy and Tau was first to go, followed by other stuff. But during that time my appreciaition for the Iron Warriors became much bigger and bigger, especially becuase of reading Storm of Iron. What also pushed me into collecting some Chaos Undivided army (as EC is kinda restricted), is that I already had some unfluffy Death Guard elements (as you will see here) and World Eater Bezerkers. So now, fluffwise, it will be a Iron Warrior army, with World Eaters serving to spill blood of Khorne and Death Guard to spread death and decay in Nurgles name. They are, in some terms, mercenaries.
And after finding, alltogether spread out, a competing army for around $100, I couldn't resist my urges anymore and began collecting them. Now let's move on to the army section (fluff will come later on):
Daemon Prince with wings and the claws, Mark of Chaos Undivided/Glory.
Chaos Lord with power weapon, Mark of Khorne.
Typhus - Herald of Nurgle (Special character).
1st squad, 5 Terminators, Mark of Khorne. Since I shouldn't add too much of different Chaos Gods.
2nd squad, 8 Choosen Chaos Space Marines, Mark of Khorne. Since most of them carries close combat weapons.
1 Chaos Dreadnought. Plasmacannon and missilepod.
1st squad, 10 regular CSM Iron Warriors, Mark of Chaos Undivided/Glory. 1 meltagun.
2nd squad, 10 regular CSM Iron Warriors, no Mark. 1 meltagun.
3rd squad, 7 Death Guard Plague Marines, no standardbearer. 1 plasmagun.
4th squad, 7 Death Guard Plague Marines, Mark of Nurgle. 1 plasma gun, 1 meltagun.
5th squad, 8 World Eaters Bezerkers, no standardbearer. Will have a Rhino as dedicated transport (Iron Warriors colour scheme though).
1st squad, 8 Havocs, no Mark. 2 plasmaguns, 1 lascannon and 1 autocannon.
2nd squad, 3 Obliterators Cult, no Mark.
This might be updated, but since I collect Emperors Children first hand, any CSM bought will be added to that army. If you have any questions, or would like to suggest something, please comment here.
By the end of M.37, this Grand Company will be stationed above the world of Medrengard, preparing to leave the Eye for wreaking havoc upon the Imperium of Man. By a mere surprise, a lone battle-barge bearing the purple and gold colours of the Emperors Children comes into the sector. One of the Warsmiths in charge of close orbit attention is Desau Barchus. He is a ruthless warlord of Chaos (as said later, uncertain what Chaos dedication he will have). A short message arrive to me saying "We have brought something for you." Even though his orders are specific from his Daemon Primarch; Destroy anything which doesn't bare my blood, he allowes the battle-damaged ship to approach. The newly arrived brothers of another Legions bears with them old power armour as a gift. Taken from slain Iron Warriors, not done by the Emperors Children but greenskinn, and gene-seed of their fallen brethern, most of it useless.
In return the Emperors Children are resupplied as the warband leader Portus Herkur is someone Barchus respects, not a common trait amongst the Chaos Space Marines. A message is sent out to all Traitor Legions, a summoning of the Despoiler. Unknown then, but this would be the start of the 8th Black Crusade. So far I'm uncertain if the 32nd Grand Company will take place in this and how big of a role, but we will see. During the Emperors Childrens stay, Barchus lieutenant and second in command, the aspiring Champion Barouss, former assault captain of the 32nd Grand Company, will challenge the Emperors Children in a stand off of life and death. The Emperors Childrens champion, Virrul Serdar, will kill the aspiring champion and as a price, take twenty of the champions former Astartes with him as they leave Medrengard.
These twenty Astartes are a former mixture of Emperors Children and Nights Lords, and not a bigger loss for Barchus even though his Grand Company isn't so big anymore. Already mixed with units from Worlds Eaters and Death Guard, he has a plane to replenish his stock of Iron Warriors. The Emperors Children leaves Medrengard and Barchus behind them to answer the Despoilers call.